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Screen Scotland publishes strategy to 2030

Screen Scotland has published its strategy for the continued economic and creative growth of Scotland’s film and TV sectors until 2030. 

Screen Scotland’s strategy seeks to develop Scotland as a centre of global production, and a nation with its own vibrant screen culture.

An economic growth target of £1billion GVA within the Scottish economy is matched with an ambition to see that growth driven by new work from Scotland, devised, developed and produced by Scottish talent, sustaining rewarding and creative jobs across the country, at all career levels.

Building on the momentum in the industry since the creation of Screen Scotland in 2018, there will be a renewed focus on skills, talent and infrastructure development, supporting Scotland’s success as a centre of and destination for film and TV production.

Isabel Davis, executive director of Screen Scotland, said: “We’re starting this new strategic period from a position of strength. Many of our films are now enjoying international recognition through A-list festival debuts and commercial distribution. The number and scale of films and TV series shooting year-round in Scotland has rapidly increased, employing Scottish crews, locations and facilities. These tremendous results have come about through a focussed work programme, close collaboration with industry and dedicated funding. We fully intend to build on this in order to continue to effect positive change in the Scottish film and TV sector.”

David Smith, director of Screen Scotland, said the current time is one of great change in the film and TV sector globally, and that Screen Scotland would respond to that.

He added: “An area where Scotland is genuinely breaking new ground is our work developing ‘film and screen’ as an arts subject in Scottish schools. That is a long-term investment that will have benefits well beyond the screen sector and kindle creative expression in the next generation.”

Find out more about key areas of focus and read the strategy in full on the Screen Scotland website.

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